Eminem holds a special place in SNL comedian and actor Pete Davidson’s heart. The comedian has spoken about his love for the rapper’s music and listening to him at an early age. The thing is that Eminem is rather controversial, so Pete had to hide his standom a bit.
The comedian sat down with Kevin Hart on “Hart to Heart” to discuss his career thus far when the topic of Eminem came up. Davidson admitted that his mom didn’t like him listening to music with a lot of cursing.
The first record I’ve ever bought was “The Eminem Show”. I was nine. It was sick, a lot of cursing. Loved it. But my mom was like, “You are too young for this. When you are like 12 or whatever, we’ll talk about it”. My mom loved Rod Stewart. So what I did was I made a print, like a Rod Stewart cover, and I pasted it on top of “The Eminem Show”. So my mom would be like, “What are you listening to?” She just must have thought I was a huge Rod Stewart fan.
“The Eminem Show” was the rapper’s fourth studio album, released on June 4th, 2002. It featured many political references, including 9/11, George W. Bush, and more. Davidson also spoke about him impersonating the rapper actually led to the two having a conversation.
It went, I think, as good as it could go. Those [sketches] were written by the great Dan Bulla and Steven Castillo, great SNL writers, and [Chris] Redd. Eminem said a couple of nice things about me, and I, of course, heard them. I reached out. I was like, “I would just like to say thank you”. And I just hit him up and said thanks, and he was like, “Yeah, man, you really did that. When I saw Stu on the script, I was like, I don’t know how it was going to go, but after you did that, it was fire”. I was like, “Oh, thank you so much, you’re the coolest”, and then I just hung up as quick as possible. That’s all you need. You don’t want anything more.
Eminem’s second greatest hits album, “Curtain Call 2,” was announced on July 11th. It’s set to be released on August 5th and will cover his albums from “Relapse To Music” to “Murdered By.”
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